Jennifer and Adam were married on New Year’s Day. I joined Jennifer as she was having her hair done by her sister.
These girls were a blast!
With hair and make-up complete, we headed to Salvage One so that she could get in her wedding dress before meeting up with Adam.
Meanwhile, Adam was getting suited up and ready to go.
He and his groomsmen made good use of time by posing for pictures.
Adam and Alan Thicke.
Jennifer’s dress was hanging up and waiting for her.
She slipped into the dress and made a few final touches to her hair.
Love the veil!
She made her way down the stairs to see her groom.
Adam was waiting patiently at the ceremony location.
We took advantage of the time before the ceremony to take pictures.
She was posing like nobody’s business!
Jennifer with the ladies.
And then the entire gang joins in.
They were an entertaining group. They had each other laughing the whole time.
As the time for the ceremony quickly approached, Jennifer’s mother helped with the flowers.
Mmmmm… french fries! Jennifer had some McDonald’s brought in as a pre-wedding snack.
The guest began to arrive and congregate near the ceremony site.
It’s that time!
Jennifer’s dad walks her down the aisle…
And gives her a quick hug before giving her away.
They met at Wrigley Field so they had to incorporate a baseball!
The officiant tossed the ball to Jennifer’s father and the ceremony got underway.
Adam’s mother kicked off the ring warming ceremony. All of the guests blessed the ring during the ceremony.
Her mother and father.
The couple listens intently as they prepare to give their vows to each other.
Jennifer gives her vow to Adam while placing the ring on his finger.
Their cute ring bearer watches as they light the unity candle.
A prayer for the couple concludes the ceremony.
And the couple moves upstairs to prepare for the reception.
This is the adorable, handmade ring pillow they used. She found it on Etsy!
I took some pictures of details around Salvage One during part of the cocktail hour.
The seating chart.
Guests were invited to write messages to the couple on these cards.
Adam’s friend passed away this year and the couple decided to honor him by making a donation in his name in lieu of wedding favors.
Check out the goblet (crunk cups) that Jennifer is holding! They had one made up for each member of the wedding party.
They proudly display them as they enter the reception.
They have a seat to listen to the speeches.
Jennifer’s dad is up first.
Her mom listens as he thanks the guests for supporting Jennifer and Adam.
Adam’s groomsman is up next with his toast for the couple.
Jennifer’s bridesmaid gives her best wishes to the newlyweds.
Then Jennifer’s sister takes the mic. She had the crowd laughing and crying.
Adam’s best man was the last one up. He kept pacing back and forth during his speech. I love this shot.
He was making everyone laugh!
Cake time! Jennifer and Adam had their cake designed by Swirlz. Check out that knife!
With the cake cut, they share their first dance as a married couple.
Then Adam shares a dance with his mother.
Jennifer dances with her dad.
Jennifer’s dad tries the wheelbarrow!
Everyone had a great time dancing to the tunes Toast & Jam were playing.
Too much partying for one little guy! He had a catch a few winks on that comfy couch.
The grown-ups were going full steam, though!
They even had a dolphin with a party hat in attendance. Come on. Does it get any better than that??
What a great start to 2011! Thanks for sharing your big day with me, Jennifer and Adam!